Tips for Renting Your Vacation Property

The Internet has changed everything including renting real estate. Marketing your vacation rental online is essential to your success. Potential renters can view pictures of your property, as well as detailed descriptions. Make the most of this key tool to rent your property in a competitive market.

First things first: Make sure you have a quality digital camera to take clear pictures of various aspects of your property. Include pictures of the kitchen, living area and master bedroom. Does the backyard entice? Be sure to include any outdoor areas, as well as the façade of your structure, if it’s a strong selling point.

Next: Take pictures of nearby attractions. Create a setting…include pictures of parks, museums, and shopping malls, for example. Or include natural lures, such as nearby mountains, lakes or golf courses.

Renters want specific information, but don’t be wordy. Be sure to describe the number of rooms and baths, upgrades, and features such as flat screen TVs, pool, laundry facility, and attractions within walking distance or a short drive.

Consider purchasing Vacation Rental Software to track sales. Go to for information. Also consider emailing friends and family with e-newsletters and using Internet resources such as Craigslist.

Advertising your rental property online provides an efficient way of showing your vacation rental home to millions of people all over the world. This global presence is a major advantage of Internet marketing, since many single travelers and families travel abroad.

Another option is to create your yown Web site to advertise your vacation rental. Make sure to include:

  • Vacation Property Description
  • A variety of photos
  • Rates
  • Contact Information

Or contact a vacation rental agency that specializes in rentals in your area, such as Westbrook Vacation Rental Managing your property is time consuming and can be daunting….we provide a fast and cost-effective approach to getting your property rented, again and again, with quality tenants.

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Here are two examples of Westbrook Vacation Properties…

Nestled Inn

Remolded in 2008, this perfect 2-bedroom Paradise Villa condominium property boasts travertine tile throughout, granite kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, mounted flat screen televisions, and much more. Get “Nestled Inn” after a fun-filled day exploring all that Scottsdale has to offer including fine art galleries, specialty retail, cultural attractions, and some of the best restaurants in all of Arizona. Downtown Scottsdale is at the heart of the city’s art scene, with Contemporary and Western Art, theater, museums, a wide variety of outdoor sculptures set amid the lush green lawns and sparkling fountains of Civic Center Mall, as well as the Southwest largest mall: Scottsdale Fashion Square. For outdoor recreation, head to nearby Camelback Mountain for wonderful hiking trails or play public and private golf courses, within close proximity.

Barbuda Place

With a Mediterranean Village ambiance, Antigua in north Scottsdale boasts three community swimming pools, a recently remodeled clubhouse (with deck and lagoon), first-rate fitness center, sauna, and lighted tennis court. Situated on 16 lush, green acres within Scottsdale’s prestigious McCormick Ranch, Antigua has direct access to McCormick Park’s greenbelt, where visitors enjoy rollerblading, biking, walking and jogging. Offering privacy and relaxation, your home-away-from-home is just minutes from upscale boutique retail and hip restaurants at renowned Kierland Commons, as well as WestWorld of Scottsdale, a premier, nationally recognized equestrian center and special events facility, hosting Scottsdale’s Arabian Horse Show, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, and concerts. Antigua is located close to Interstate 101, so Sky Harbor Airport is just 12 minutes south.